Unlike traditional molding processes,
APAS captures the alignment of a
part during it’s creation and maintains
it throughout subsequent processes.
Parts attach to a pair of carriers and
are then fed onto a spool.
Any secondary operations such as
painting, printing, plating,
machining can be performed simply
by removing the parts and carrier
from the spool, feeding them into
the secondary operations
equipment, and then feeding
them back onto a spool.
At final assembly, the parts and
carrier are fed into a machine that
trims the parts from the carrier and
places them into the appropriate
locations in the assembly.
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The Aligned Parts Assembly System (APAS) captures alignment of parts when they are
formed in the mold and maintains that alignment throughout any secondary operations to
final assembly, thus eliminating the need to manipulate parts prior to each subsequent
operation. Having pre-aligned parts drastically reduces the cost to automate.
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- Systems Integrators save 20-40% over Traditional
- Customers Save up to 90% in Labor
- Low Capital Cost = Quick ROI
- Flexible, Multi-Use Equipment - Ability to Run Various Products on Same Equipment
- Run Low Volume Products Cost Effectively
- Improved Quality due to Less Handling of Components